Here’s the Associated Press top 25 ballot of Kevin Dunleavy (Washington Examiner).
1. Miami (21-3)
Point guard Larkin a national player of the year candidate?
2. Indiana (23-3)
How about this for a 3-point shooting foursome – Oladipo (52.4 percent), Watford (49.5 percent), Hulls (48.1 percent), and Abell (48.1 percent).
3. Michigan St. (22-4)
Like Kate Upton, trending upward for obvious reasons.
4. Florida (21-3)
SEC is taking on the look of the Pac-10 last year. Hard to imagine it could be a one-bid league, but who else is deserving?
5. Duke (22-3)
Sour grapes by Coach K after loss at Maryland. No truth to rumor he has applied for Pope job.
6. Syracuse (21-4)
U-Conn delivered the Orange an appropriate parting gift.
7. Gonzaga (25-2)
Zags are talking No. 1 seed. But resume comes up far short.
8. Michigan (22-4)
Pedigreed duo of Hardaway, Robinson combined for four points in rout at Michigan State.
9. Georgetown (19-4)
With Syracuse looming on Saturday, time for Whittington to be reinstated? Otto Porter Big East POY?
10. New Mexico (22-4)
No. 3 in RPI thanks to a schedule full of beef – in conference and out.
11. Louisville (21-5)
Amid rare soft stretch in Big East — wins last week over St. John’s, USF; this week Seton Hall, DePaul.
12. Arizona (21-4)
After back-to-back losses, lineup shuffle sparked Wildcats at Utah.
13. Colorado State (21-4)
Chance for Rams to live up to lofty RPI (and high ranking here) Wednesday at UNLV, Saturday vs. New Mexico.
14. Kansas (21-4)
Are Jayhawks really back? Answer will come Wednesday at streaking Oklahoma State.
15. Butler (21-5)
Miles from the Horizon League: Last four in A-10 will come against Saint Louis, @VCU, @UMass, Xavier.
16. Kansas State (20-5)
Caught Kansas at a bad time and Jayhawks completed sweep.\
17. Marquette (18-6)
Tied for first place in Big East with Syracuse, Georgetown. Key game Feb. 25, hosing Orange.
18. Okla. State (19-5)
Riding a seven-game winning streak, Cowboys have chance to complete sweep of Kansas Wednesday at home.
19. VCU (21-5)
Tuesday at Saint Louis (19-5), which has won seven straight, is for first place in A-10.
20. Wisconsin (18-8)
After scoring four points in last 10 minutes in loss at Minnesota, Badgers shot 53 percent in rout of Ohio State.
21. Memphis (22-3)
Resume lacks beef but hard to ignore Tigers’ 16-game winning streak.
22. Oregon (21-5)
Chance to avenge road losses to Cal, Stanford this week at home.
23. Ohio State (18-7)
The 22-point loss at Wisconsin was Buckeyes’ most decisive since falling by same margin in Madison three years ago.
24. Pittsburgh (20-6)
No. 32 in RPI and No. 4 on Kempom.com.
25. Illinois (19-8)
Winning four straight in Big Ten isn’t easy. Illini can make it five in row Thursday vs. Penn State.
Saint Louis (19-5)